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2014 Nissan 370Z vs. 2013 Volkswagen Golf R Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan 370Z and the Volkswagen Golf R in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Nissan 370Z you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Golf R, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Nissan 370Z is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf R. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan 370Z and the Volkswagen Golf R have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan 370Z is much wider than the Volkswagen Golf R, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Nissan 370Z takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf R.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan 370Z transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Handling
The Nissan 370Z has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf R, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan 370Z is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Nissan 370Z seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen Golf R. The Nissan 370Z has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf R, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Nissan 370Z comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf R.

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2014 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*: $29,990 - $43,020
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2013 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.86% --
City MPG: 18 19
Highway MPG: 26 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $28,412 - $40,632 $32,827 - $33,403

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